Friday, July 31, 2009

Parasthesia Following Implant Placement !

Just this morning a patient called complaining he had no sensation in his lower anterior teeth. He felt perfectly normal everywhere else lips, tongue,gingiva but his teeth felt numb and "dead". The implant in question was placed to replace 47. The postop xray shows the implant well away from the nerve. The implant was placed under infiltration anesthesia. The patient had no pain during placement but I remember him feeling the pressure of the last few turns. I'm at home today down with a bad back but I've called him in tomorrow a.m for a check up.Whew ! What would you do?
Dr.C.P.Mathai MDS
Oral Surgery, Dental Implants, Oral Reconstruction.
Restoring Smiles! Building Confidence!

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